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Joined on Oct 19, 2011

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Gonard: Just curious. Is there any smartphone today that is not made in China?

LG phones are proudly labeled as "Made in Korea":
https://img05.olx.com.pk/images_olxpk/125715176_4_1000x700_lg-g5-brand-new-mobiles.jpg

Batteries are usually are made in China, though.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Showing me the use of 4k in a 1920*1200 screen is convincing me i don't need it.

As Melchiorum already explained, even if your hardware and internet connection is not able to handle the original 4K video, you can easily see that the video which is available in YouTube 1080p mode (downsampled from 4K) is much sharper than video which is originally shot in 1080p resolution.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 13:14 UTC
On article Sigma 12-24mm F4 DG HSM Art real world sample gallery (215 comments in total)
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raindance: Just a casual observation, the Sony samples are pretty bad. I still don't understand the Sony obsession on dpreview, the image quality is meh.

Outside of that, the lens looks like a winner. I really love the Art series, albeit these days I have reverted back to OEM optics.

@MyReality
"The cream rises to the top... but so do dead fish" :)
https://youtu.be/plFLRKM8Uwg?t=4m11s

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 20:10 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Microsoft, let's parachute our man into the worlds biggest phone company, screw it up, buy it screw it up some more, then sell it for some peanuts and decide you don't want to make hardware after all......

Spot on.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 20:35 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)

In light of DPreview's recent findings - http://www.dpreview.com/news/8547380272/cp-2016-sigma-mc-11-adapter-allows-dslr-lenses-full-range-of-af-modes-on-sony-bodies - you should update the text of the 10th slide:
"Realistically, though, a number of AF functions will be limited due to Sony's own restrictions - meaning no Eye AF, no Lock-on AF, and no phase detection in video."
vs.
"Sigma is the first brand of DSLR lenses to support Eye AF and Lock-On AF modes on Sony cameras, as well as smooth phase-detection in video. What's more, they work really well."

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2016 at 10:12 UTC as 6th comment
On article Huawei's Honor 7i comes with 13MP flip-out camera (50 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: I wonder why every mobile phone camera is not like that.

Looked up that Oppo N1. Smart solution indeed and definitely better than this one.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: I shot some 4K UHD videos of the moon with my Samsung NX1 the past week with 920mm F9 and 1480mm F6.3 scopes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5qdZmTZVBY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj1n5HArrQI

screenshots :
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/494/19135580685_2b5f3436a7_o.png
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/516/19276653882_425f59c477_o.png

Impressive indeed!

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article DxOMark Mobile report: Sony Xperia Z3+ (4 comments in total)

I hope LG G4 review is on its way. Eager to see how good it really is - seems to have lots of potential.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 20:08 UTC as 1st comment | 3 replies
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Lightcapture: Good to see Dpreview doing a thecamerastoretv style of video review of these video-capable cameras!

TheCameraStoreTV shot the Olympus OM-D E-M5 II hands-on test with a Sony camera, so this time DPReview did a better job of giving an idea how the video footage from Olympus looks like.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 10:16 UTC
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kevin_r: Price of Sony A77II is now only $998 with instant $200 rebate at Adorama.
So if anyone is new to DSLRs or wanted to switch anyway, there's an equally appealing camera for the same money. Just doesn't have a touch screen.

@twhip It's not that bad - although it has some limitations (dpreview.com/reviews/sonyslta77/4), it is still pretty flexible:
http://vimeo.com/28116427

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 11:39 UTC

Spot on:
canonwatch.com/little-bit-canon-see-impossible-humor

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:58 UTC as 139th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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Artpt: I still can't understand why 4K video (or other codecs) can't be cooked into the firmware....if a smaller sensor smartphone handles a 50 Mps rate, why can't the latest group of cameras?....even a sensor crop to reflect the 8MP frames..

My only thought is that the video codecs are protected or limited to certain brands....wouldn't adding this feature at least attract attention in a crowded market?

DPR forum members, don't be shy and comment.,,,Olympus, please read...

Bigger sensors need an effective cooling system for shooting longer high quality videos without overheating. And generally the video quality on Olympus cameras is miles behind Sony and Panasonic. Obviously video is not a priority for Olympus.

Here's a bit more:
http://www.eoshd.com/content/13280/5-reasons-olympus-e-m1-will-not-get-4k-video

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces X30 enthusiast compact camera (43 comments in total)
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RadPhoto: Also, I woudn't trust the first batch coming from Fuji! I got the X-T1 and had the the faulted keypad and Fuji is still in denial!

Speaking of first batch coming from Fuji, X10 and its white orbs come in mind, too.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:31 UTC
On article Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue (175 comments in total)
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lap777: Now every D600 has un unlimited time shutter warranty. Who's gonna cry now?

I agree with lightandday. After the bad experience with Fujifilm X10 and the way their spokesperson ridiculed the white orb issue, I just will not choose their products anymore. Because if a company doesn't respect their customers it doesn't deserve their money.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 10:46 UTC
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Edgar Matias: I'd take this over an RX100 in a heartbeat. Nice work Canon.

Still the G1 X Mark II is too big - if it is not pocketable, you might as well choose a bigger and more capable camera to put in your bag.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#332,475,534,375.360,ha,t

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 22:22 UTC
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FastFisher: Forget the image quality for now.
Korean users are finding what seems like a major design flaw with 5DIII.
Currently light leaks through the top LCD panel and it screws the metering sensor. Therefore if you shoot anything beside manual, your exposure will be incorrect. Test it for yourself and you'll see.

Seems that there might indeed be a light leak issue:
www.canonrumors.com/2012/04/canon-5d-mark-iii-light-leak/

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2012 at 12:15 UTC
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ProfHankD: I think this means I should complete tweaking my free software that fixes orbs:

http://aggregate.org/DIT/DEORBIT/

It currently has some trouble identifying orbs, but I'm collecting training cases, and should have a fairly reliable version ready for full source code release soon.

Many thanks, ProfHankD!
I am very grateful for your time and effort you have put in developing this tool. Maybe this tool is not perfect yet, but considering the time I would have to spend correcting every blown light source in every affected picture, this tool is already a big big step forward.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 21:55 UTC

I think that the hope for Fuji users might be the case with Sigma SD9 - that model had very similar blown out highlights, see
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigmasd9/page16.asp

And Sigma did come up with a firmware fix:
SIGMA SD9 CAMERA FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 2.0.4.1642 December 15, 2003
Benefits of this Firmware (V 2.0.4.1642) Update:
* Reduced tendency to highlight blowouts and "blooming" in overexposed long exposure shots.
* Several bugs fixed

Sigma also made changes in its RAW processing software that also helped to improve the issue with color clipping:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sigmasd10/page14.asp

So let us hope Fuji can come up with a good firmware/software fix, too.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 21:59 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
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